Chapter 1

What's New in vSphere 5

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • ESX Retirement
  • VCB Retirement
  • VMI Paravirtualization Retirement
  • VMware GUI Toolbox Retirement
  • Windows 2000 Guest OS Customization Support
  • Newly Created VMCI Sockets Unsupported
  • Requirement of LAHF and SAHF CPU Instruction Sets
  • Intel SMT–Related CPU Scheduler Enhancements
  • Notable Configuration Maximums Changes
  • ESXi Firewall and Management Networks
  • Swap to SSD
  • Support for Hardware and Software FCoE Adapters
  • Host UEFI Boot Support
  • Improved SNMP Support
  • New Command-Line Interface
  • vSphere High Availability Improvements
  • Virtual Machine Enhancements
  • Expanded Support for VMware Tools
  • Mac OS X Server Support
  • vCenter Enhanced Logging
  • VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat Improvements ...

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